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Loving Our Leading Ladies to Better Health

Mom and daughter
May 18, 2022

During May, we not only want to focus on Moms but also want to shed light on Women’s Health Awareness. As we celebrate our mothers, we want to give them the healthiest lives possible, thanking them for their investments in our lives. While flowers wilt, proper health assistance lasts a lifetime. We encourage you to give your mother the gift of health this season!

There are a variety of ways to get your mom on track to healthier living. The process begins with being aware of women’s health issues that warrant attention; these include:

  • Arthritis Health
  • Bone Health
  • Heart Health
  • Physical Health

Arthritis in Women

Arthritis often leads to painful inflammation in the joints, causing you severe discomfort. With this condition, patients often experience:

  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Decreased range of motion in the affected area

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are two of the most common types of arthritis. Each of these types of arthritis has their own unique characteristics, Osteoarthritis affecting bone joints and Rheumatoid arthritis as an autoimmune disorder that affects joints and can cause pain in some body organs.

If your mom starts showing signs of severe pain or the inability to perform day-to-day activities due to pain, she should speak with a doctor. Arthritis will worsen over time if left unchecked. While arthritis has negative symptoms, medicine can help alleviate your pain and discomfort. Whether you want to discuss prescription or OTC options, your Riverside Village Pharmacy pharmacist can provide insight on which treatments would be best. Don’t let arthritis stop the woman you love from living her best life pain-free. Book an Arthritis & Me Consultation today to see what steps you can take to manage arthritis.

Improving Women’s Bone Health

Age and menopause can lead women to have increasingly lower calcium levels, bone loss, and rapidly shifting hormones. Calcium and vitamin D are among the supplements women can take to help keep their bones strong. You can help the strong women in your life stay strong by:

  1. Take a walk with them. Weight-bearing exercises are great for maintaining healthy bone density.
  2. Ensure they get enough calcium and vitamin D since both help build strong bones.
  3. Have her schedule a bone density scan to help determine bone loss and bone breaks. This scan should be repeated every two years to keep track of bone health.
  4. Talk to your Riverside Village Pharmacy Pharmacist to find out what other supplements and prescriptions can help the remarkable woman in your life maintain good bone health.

Healthy Heart Habits for Her

Ensuring mom discusses her blood pressure with her doctor is vital at her next appointment. No matter what physical activity your mom enjoys most, we recommend that she get regular cardio four times a week for a minimum of thirty minutes. Riverside Village Pharmacy Pharmacist is an excellent resource when it comes to heart health. Visit our pharmacy for a Her Heart Matters consultation session. During the session, Mom will walk away with:

  • A better grasp of what her blood pressure numbers mean.
  • Knowledge about her current prescription and OTC heart medications
  • Education on what consists of a heart-healthy diet
  • Comprehension of dealing with other conditions affecting heart health, such as high cholesterol and diabetes.
  • Understanding how pregnancy can affect blood pressure and other heart conditions

A Her Heart Matters consultation today can make all of the difference for Mom, helping her lead a heart-healthy life!

Physical Activity Keeps Her Going

With expressed approval from a doctor, exercise is excellent for heart health. We lift weights to condition our arm muscles to be strong, and we do squats to improve leg muscles. The heart is a muscle, too, and cardio exercise helps keep the heart strong. An active lifestyle and healthy habits can lead to:

  • Less Inflammation
  • Improved blood flow
  • Better bone health
  • Promotes good mental health
  • More restful sleep
  • Optimized digestion

Giving mom the opportunity to live a long and healthy life is the best gift you can get her for Mother’s Day. Click here to learn more about a Women’s Wellness Session at Riverside Village Pharmacy.